(Dessert Pinks, Dianthus, Pinks)
Decadence without the guilt! The Dessert Series of Dianthus offers sweet fragrance and fruity color combinations in pinks, purples and a cool, dark berry red. Growing as dense, compact mounds, they make premier additions to a mixed border, container or cottage garden.
It's best to treat these as annuals in areas with colder winter climates. Excellent vigor and disease resistence with these full summer to early fall bloomers is the cherry on top of the Dessert Series dianthus.
(Devon Cottage Pinks, Pinks)
A series of hybrids recently developed in England, these little dears will surely steal your heart. Seated atop a nest of spikey, grey-green foliage, the semi-double to double, cheerfully fringed flowers arrive each spring in an abundant array of pure white, pinks, reds and bicolor combinations. Flowering continues through summer, though it may dwindle during the hotter months.
Their spicy-sweet frangrance and slender stems make these hybrid pinks ideal for arranging, but be sure to leave some...
(Diana Mix Dianthus, Dianthus)
The dwarf pinks in this mix have extra large flowers in a variety of colors. They are free-blooming, easy to grow and great for sunny garden spots in need or fragrance and bright color.
These hybrid perennials form neat clumps of green, waxy, strap-like leaves. From late spring into midsummer, their short stems become covered with big, flattened flowers that are fragrant and have fine pinked edges. The blooms may be white, red, pink, burgundy or bicolored. Deadheading will encourage further...
(Dwarf Hybrid Carnation)
Known for their dwarf, compact habit, large-size flowers and improved tolerance to summer heat, the Diana Series of hybrid pinks or carnations comprise about 12 selections. Developed by the Dutch company Hem Genetics, they are short-lived perennials that are most often grown as annual bedding plants. Their neat clumps of green to dark green, waxy, narrow leaves are topped with single-form flowers from early spring through midsummer, depending on local climate. Flower diameters range between 1 and...
(Dianthus, Dynasty Pinks, Pinks)
A new and unique take on an old-fashioned biennial (or short-lived perennial), these hybrids of Dianthus barbatus (sweet William) bear heads of lightly fragrant double flowers that resemble carnations. Produced 3 to 4 months after sowing on strong upright stems clad in narrow dark green leaves, the white, purple, pink, or red flower heads are ideal for cutting.
Frost tolerant and requiring minimal maintenance, Dynasty dianthus appreciate a home in full sun and well drained, neutral soil....
(Ideal Select Dianthus)
Fragrant, colorful flowers cover these short-lived, bushy perennials from spring to summer. Pinks in the Ideal Select series are crosses between China pinks (Dianthus chinensis) and sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). They have compact, uniform habits and produce dense clusters of small flowers with pinked edges that may be white, red, rose, raspberry, violet or salmon, depending on the cultivar. Deadheading will prolong blooming.
Pinks grow best in full sun and prefer average...
Hybrids of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and its close cousin D. chinensis, these are indeed ideal candidates for places where a compact, colorful, free-blooming annual or short-lived perennial is needed. Flat clusters of frilly-edged, unscented, five-petaled flowers appear in spring and continue until summer heat sets in. Purple, pink, red, white, and pictoee varieties are available. The narrow, bright green foliage is evergreen in mild-winter areas.
(Melody Pinks, Pinks)
Pushing the seasonal boundaries of these normally cool- weather annuals, the Melody Series of pinks scoff at frosty temperatures and keep blooming into the heat of summer. These hybrids have been embraced by the commercial cutflower industry because their long, low-branched stems strongly support even the lateral blooms nicely. The frilly-edged flowers are equally as beautiful in the garden as a florist’s vase.
Blue-green leaves clasp the multiple stems at even intervals, each topped with a...
(Dianthus, Noverna Pinks, Pinks)
Commonly known as sweet William, Dianthus barbatus is a short-lived perennial native to southern Europe and long cultivated in gardens. These F1 hybrids depart from all previous sweet Williams by going from seed to showy bloom in a matter of weeks. Flowering continues until fall. Borne in distinct flattish clusters, the sweetly scented blossoms come in an array of whites, purples and pinks, with some flowers exhibiting white eyes. The leaves are narrow and glossy dark green.
(Pinks, Scent First™ Dianthus)
The genus Dianthus comprises approximately 300 species and more than 27,000 cultivars. Collectively known as “pinks”, these showy flowering plants have been grown for many hundreds of years. Their common name was given for the sharply-toothed petal tips of their flowers, which look like they were cut by pinking shears.
Nearly all Dianthus species hail from Eurasia and northern Africa, while only one originates from North America. Most are herbaceous tender perennials; however...